Palace: Children's hospital will not be evicted
MANILA -- Malacanang assured that the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) will not be evicted from its current location in Quezon City.
In an interview with radio dzRB, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Department of Health will be working with other government agencies to resolve the problem.
"We assure that PCMC will stay there,” she said.
The National Housing Authority (NHA) is asking for P1.1 billion from the PCMC to purchase the lot it has been standing on for more than 30 years now.
The NHA said they are raising funds for the relocation of informal settlers. In fact, the NHA has already been selling the hospital’s lots by piecemeal to other government agencies.
The hospital is still using a remaining 3.4 hectares.
Netizens have already started an online petition over at website Change.org to stop the NHA from evicting the PCMC.